As you gather your loved ones around your table with your special celebration in whatever tradition which has come to be that which is your family’s memory, look into the eyes of those you love and cherish and know that you are modeling what they will be carrying on in their families in the years to come.
Everything we do as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles is being watched. You are an important part of someone’s life. Open your eyes an notice if someone is feeling isolated or withdrawing.
Invite those who are alone into your home to celebrate with you. If you have empty chairs, you have love to share. There is someone who is nearby who desperately needs a good warm meal, a kind word, a loving home even if it is only for a couple of hours, to life the spirit.